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OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9R launch highlights: OnePlus 9 series full price, sale date and more

OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9R Price in India, Specifications, Launch: The OnePlus 9 series will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 for the 9 and 9 Pro variant. The OnePlus 9R will start at Rs 39,999 in India. Here are details from the launch.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: March 24, 2021 1:25:11 pm
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OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9R Launch Live Updates: OnePlus has announced its much anticipated OnePlus 9 series for 2021. The OnePlus 9 series will start at Rs 39,999 in India going up all the way to Rs 69,999 for the most expensive variant of the OnePlus 9 Pro.

The OnePlus 9R will start at Rs 39,999 for the 8GB RAM option and Rs 43,999 for the 12GB RAM option. The phone runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor and has a triple camera at the back.

The OnePlus 9 is priced at Rs 54,999 for the 12GB/256GB variant and Rs 49,999 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB version. The higher-end OnePlus 9 Pro is priced at Rs 64,999 for the 8GB/128GB variant and Rs 69,999 for the 12GB/256GB variant. The device will be available in three new colours called Morning Mist, Pine Green, and Stellar Black.The Watch is priced at Rs 14,999.

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The OnePlus 9 Pro is being announced first with focus on the camera. OnePlus has partnered with Hasselblad for the camera. The OnePlus 9 Pro has a 50MP ultra-wide camera, 48MP main camera. For the 48MP camera, OnePlus 9 Pro is using the Sony IMX 789 sensor, which is exclusive to OnePlus. The OnePlus 9 Pro continues with the curved edge display. It has an aluminium frame on the side. It comes with the Fluid Display 2.0. It has a LTPO display for better battery consumption and efficiency. It automatically adopts refresh rate from 1 Hz to 120 Hz depending on the content.

OnePlus 9 Pro runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. It also comes with 5-layer cooling system for better gaming performance. It comes with Warp Charging or Warp Charge T, which will charge the phone to 100 percent in just half an hour.OnePlus 9 has pretty much the same specifications, except it doesn’t get the 50MP ultra-wide camera. The OnePlus 9 gets a flat display as well. This phone runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 as well.

OnePlus Watch also announced. It comes in a circular dial with a 46 mm size and a 1.9-inch AMOLED display. It comes with support for Blood Oxygen monitoring as well. The Watch supports 110 activities. The Watch is water and dust-resistance. It is also Swim-proof.

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OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9R Price in India, Specifications, Launch details, price, reviews and videos

21:08 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus 9 series: Launch offers

OnePlus is offering some discount for buyers of its OnePlus 9 series. For one, there is instant discount of Rs 4000, Rs 3000 and Rs 2000 on OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9 and 9R, respectively, on purchase through SBI credit cards and EMI transactions on OnePlus.in, Amazon.in and across OnePlus Experience Stories, Authorized Stores and Partner Stores.

It will also offer 9 months no cost EMI on the OnePlus 9 Pro and up to 6 months no cost EMI on OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9R, on purchase using major credit cards on Amazon.in and SBI Card - credit cards on OnePlus India website. 

Customers can also avail benefits worth Rs 6000 with select Jio prepaid plans. 

There will be an instant discount of Rs 2000 on the OnePlus Watch using SBI credit cards and EMI transactions till April 30, 2021.

21:06 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus 9 series: Sale date

The OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 go on sale on April 1 and April 15, respectively. The OnePlus Community can get their hands on the new OnePlus 9 Pro on March 31 as part of the early access sale. The OnePlus 9 Pro starts at Rs 64,999 and the OnePlus 9 starts at Rs 49,999. Users can also buy the Warp Charge 50 wireless charger on OnePlus.in for Rs 5,990. OnePlus 9R starts at Rs 39,999 for the 8GB RAM option going up to Rs 43,999. 

The OnePlus 9 Series will be available on OnePlus.in, Amazon.in, all OnePlus exclusive offline stores and partner outlets. The OnePlus Watch will be available at a special launch price of Rs 14,999 in online and offline stores in April 2021. 


20:43 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus 9R camera; price

OnePlus 9R camera comes with a Cyberpunk Filter for photos and videos. This is a 5G ready phone. It gets a flat display like the OnePlus 9. The phone starts at Rs 39,999 for the 8GB RAM option and Rs 43,999. Pre-orders open early April. 

20:39 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus 9R is being announced now

OnePlus 9R has a 120 Hz display. It has 240 Hz touch sample rate, which is supported for multiple fingers. This is better for gamers. It comes with dual speakers with support for Dolby Atmos. 

20:37 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus 9 series full prices

The OnePlus 9 series will start at Rs 49,999 in India. The OnePlus 9 is priced at Rs 54,999 for the 12GB/256GB variant. The higher-end OnePlus 9 Pro is priced at Rs 64,999 for the 8GB/128GB variant and Rs 69,999 for the 12GB/256GB variant. The device will be available in three new colours called Morning Mist, Pine Green, and Stellar Black. The OnePlus Watch will cost Rs 14,999 in India.

20:31 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus Watch Prices

OnePlus is now announcing the prices. The Classic Edition of the OnePlus Watch will start $159. The Cobalt Limited Edition will be coming soon. The OnePlus 9 starts at $729 in US. In India, it will start at Rs 49,999 for the OnePlus 9. 

20:27 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus Watch can connect to OnePlus TV

The Watch can connect to the OnePlus TV. It can be used to navigate content on the TV; including turn the volume up or down or turn the TV on and off. OnePlus Watch can also detect if you watch asleep in front of the TV and after 30 minutes the Watch will instruct the TV to turn off. Again these features are limited to OnePlus TVs. OnePlus is promising two weeks of battery life on the watch, which sounds really good. It will last a week for heavy users. It also comes with Warp Charge from OnePlus phones. It will last one week with just 20 minutes of charge. 

20:23 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus Watch launched

OnePlus Watch showcased. It has two buttons on the side, one of which has the name of the brand written on it. The Watch has a circular dial. The Watch case is 46 mm in size. Moonlight silver and Midnight black are the two colours. The Watch has Sapphire Glass. It has a 1.9-inch AMOLED display with more than 50 watchfaces. It comes with Blood Oxygen Level monitoring and Heart-rate monitoring as well. 

20:13 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus 9: Features

This one comes with a triple camera at the back. It doesn't have the 50MP camera; rest of camera specifications are the same. It also runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. The OnePlus 9 gets the flat display. It has a fiber-glass polymer frame compared to the OnePlus 9 Pro. Colour options are: Winter Mist, Astral Black and Purple.  

OnePlus 9 features

20:11 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus 9 Pro: Runs OyxgenOS

OnePlus 9 Pro runs OxygenOS which has more optimisations for better performance. It comes with RAM compression and Virtual RAM. Virtual RAM can turn phone storage into RAM so that phone has more storage to work. The battery size is 4500 mAh on the OnePlus 9 Pro. 

20:07 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus 9 Pro: Processor, fast charging

As expected the OnePlus 9 Pro runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, which comes with 5G support as well. OnePlus 9 Pro has WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 as well. The phone also comes with a 5-layer Gaming Grade cooling system to keep the phone cool, even when you are gaming for longer periods of time. It also comes with Warp Charge T, which will get the phone to 100 per cent in just 30 minutes and with wireless charging it will charge to 100 per cent in just 43 minutes. 

20:05 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus 9 Pro: Display

OnePlus 9 Pro has what the company calls Fluid Display 2.0. It has a LTPO display for better battery consumption and efficiency. It automatically adopts refresh rate from 1 Hz to 120 Hz depending on the content. It also has a Super Video resolution feature to optimise video experience on apps like Instagram. It also has HyperTouch for better gaming response. 

OnePlus 9 Pro

20:01 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus 9 Pro design, display

It continues with the curved design of the earlier OnePlus phones. It has an aluminium frame on the sides. The phone comes in three colours: Morning Mist (silver to black), Pine Green with a matte finish and Stellar Black (matt frosted glass), which has the feel of the original Sandstone seen on the OnePlus One series. OnePlus 9 Pro continues with the curved glass panel, though the company says it has optimised software to reduce accidental touches. 

19:55 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus 9 Pro: Video camera

OnePlus also says that it has improved video capabilities. It can now shoot at 8K resolution at 30 frames per second (FPS). It will also shoot 4K at 120fps for professional level slow-motion video. It also comes with NightScape Video 2.0 to offer improved video performance as well, especially in low-light conditions. 

19:50 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus 9 Pro cameras: Other features

OnePlus 9 Pro also comes with 48 MP camera, which is the Sony IMX789 sensor, which is exclusive to the OnePlus series. The 48MP is the main camera. The 50MP is the ultra-wide and macro sensor.  It also has a dedicated black and white camera for better monochrome photos. It comes with an 8MP telephoto camera as well. The front camera is 16MP. 

The phone also comes with a Hasselblad Pro mode for more features, which has advanced sensor calibration for better colours. OnePlus will also let users shoot in 12-bit RAW mode as well. 

19:45 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus 9 Pro: Specifications

OnePlus 9 Pro is being announced first. More natural colour and better High Dynamic Range (HDR) is what the OnePlus 9 Pro camera will offer. Colour accuracy is a key focus on the new OnePlus 9 Pro camera, going by the presentation. The company is showing off some camera samples as well, which look stunning.  

It comes with 50MP ultra-wide camera. No distortion either, claims the company, when you are taking an ultra-wide shot. It has a free-flow camera. It can focus as close as 4 cms thanks to the macro sensor as well. 

The camera also has the orange shutter button, which is seen on original Hasselblad cameras as well. 


19:40 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus and Hasselblad partnership

Lau says the two brands will also work on improving sensors for future cameras on their smartphones. Jon Diele, VP of Hasselblad is now talking about the partnership. Hasselblad cameras were used to capture the first steps on the Moon. Diele says the OnePlus 9 series has the most advanced mobile photography to offer. 

19:38 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau on stage

OnePlus CEO and founder Pete Lau is on stage. He's talking about the OnePlus journey, right from the original OnePlus One smartphone. He admits that whenever OnePlus asked users about their feedback, it was always about a better camera. He calls the decision to partner with Hasselblad as a very important one. "Their cameras are work of art," Lau says when talking about the Swedish camera maker. 

19:32 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus 9 event starts

The launch event has started for the OnePlus 9 series. The video stream begins with OnePlus users talking about the brand and their experiences. The early adopters of OnePlus phones are talking about their experiences with OnePlus phones. 

19:28 (IST)23 Mar 2021
OnePlus event set to start soon

The OnePlus livestream will start in another two minutes. The event is being livestreamed on the company's YouTube channel 

OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9R Price in India, Specifications, Launch: The OnePlus 9 series will come in two variants: the OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9. The OnePlus 9 series starts at Rs 49,999 in India. The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro will be powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor; while the Pro variant will have four cameras at the back, the OnePlus 9 will have three cameras. Both will have a similar 16MP camera. This is also the first time that OnePlus is introducing a smartwatch, which will have a circular dial.

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